Julia Child's recipe on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood

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Back in 1974, Julia Child was on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. During her visit she gave the recipe for a casserole. I can remember my mother hearing the recipe on the television and scrambling for a pen and paper. She missed the recipe, and watched Mr. Roger's Neighborhood with us religiously until they re-ran the episode and she could copy it down. My family has taken that recipe and made it into one of our favorite dinners. I can't find the recipe anywhere on the internet, and so I'm adding it for posterity.

Here's the recipe:

Mr. Roger's Casserole

One small can of tuna, drained
3-4 green onions, chopped
one handful of grated Swiss cheese
one handful of chopped black olives
one handful of dried parsley
one handful of walnuts
one box (8 oz?) of spaghetti
leaves of lettuce - iceberg, greenleaf or your choice

serves 3-4

1. Prepare spaghetti noodles

2. Combine all other ingredients except the lettuce.

3. When spaghetti is finished, drain and combine in the cooking pot with the other ingredients. Stir until the cheese is melted and the casserole is mixed thoroughly.

4. Make a bed of lettuce and place mix on the lettuce.

5. Salt and pepper to taste

My family has always adored this recipe for it's simplicity and it's tastiness. It is fairly open to modification. I've changed the recipe in my own household to use whole grain pasta and a variety of leaf lettuces. Though there were rarely leftovers, they are good either re-heated or served cold.

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